July 10 4:28 PM PT5:28 PM MT6:28 PM CT7:28 PM ET23:28 GMT7:28 4:28 PM MST6:28 PM EST3:28 UAE (+1)01:2819:28 ET6:28 PM CT22:28 - Minnesota Timberwolves president and coach Flip Saunders says he plans to start Garnett next season and believes he can still make a significant impact at age 39. Garnett signed his two-year, $16 million contract on Friday. Saunders says he expects the franchise icon to not only be a leader in practice and off the court, but also to play well when he's on it. Analysis: Saunders says Garnett plans to play about 20 minutes per game and will likely be able to play some back-to-backs. He says Garnett has been working out hard this summer to prepare his body for another run.
July 9 1:49 PM PT2:49 PM MT3:49 PM CT4:49 PM ET20:49 GMT4:49 1:49 PM MST3:49 PM EST0:49 UAE (+1)22:4916:49 ET3:49 PM CT19:49 - A person with knowledge of the agreement tells The Associated Press that the two-year contract Garnett will sign with the Minnesota Timberwolves is worth $16 million. Analysis: Garnett agreed to the terms earlier this week to return to the Timberwolves for a 21st season in the NBA. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because financial details have not been announced.
July 7 7:27 AM PT8:27 AM MT9:27 AM CT10:27 AM ET14:27 GMT22:27 7:27 AM MST9:27 AM EST18:27 UAE16:2710:27 ET9:27 AM CT13:27 - Garnett is returning for season No. 21, agreeing on a two-year contract with Minnesota. Analysis: Garnett starred in Minnesota for the first 12 years of his career before being traded to Boston in 2007. He returned last February in a trade deadline deal with the Brooklyn Nets and turned 39 in May.
Mar. 22 6:21 PM PT7:21 PM MT8:21 PM CT9:21 PM ET1:21 GMT9:21 6:21 PM MST8:21 PM EST5:21 UAE (+1)02:2121:21 ET7:21 PM CT0:21 - Garnett is not expected to play in the Minnesota Timberwolves' season finale on Wednesday night, the 21st time he will sit out in 26 games since he made an emotional homecoming in February. Analysis: Wolves coach and president of basketball operations Flip Saunders actually thinks that last absence will be a good sign.
Feb. 28 6:58 PM PT7:58 PM MT8:58 PM CT9:58 PM ET2:58 GMT10:58 7:58 PM MST9:58 PM EST6:58 UAE (+1)03:5821:58 ET8:58 PM CT1:58 - Garnett was ejected from the Minnesota Timberwolves' game against Memphis on Saturday night in the third quarter after picking up his second technical foul. He had six points, three rebounds and three steals in 15 minutes. Analysis: Garnett was playing in his second home game since being reacquired by the Timberwolves, and he picked up a technical in the second quarter from referee Eric Lewis for arguing a foul call. Then in the third quarter, Garnett slammed the ball down in frustration after a foul on Jeff Green. Referee Bennett Salvatore quickly issued a technical foul, prompting Garnett's ejection. It was a disappointing outcome for more than 19,000 fans who came to the game to cheer Garnett.
Feb. 27 4:48 PM PT5:48 PM MT6:48 PM CT7:48 PM ET0:48 GMT8:48 5:48 PM MST7:48 PM EST4:48 UAE (+1)01:4819:48 ET6:48 PM CT23:48 - Minnesota coach Flip Saunders says he plans to rest Kevin Garnett for the Timberwolves' game against the Chicago Bulls. Analysis: The Timberwolves reacquired Garnett in a trade with Brooklyn last week, and he had five points, eight rebounds and two blocks in 19 minutes in an emotional 97-77 victory over Washington on Wednesday night. But Saunders decided to rest the 38-year-old Garnett on Friday night for the first part of back-to-back games for Minnesota. Garnett is averaging 6.7 points and 6.8 rebounds in 43 games this season.
Feb. 19 10:06 PM PT11:06 PM MT12:06 AM CT1:06 AM ET6:06 GMT14:06 11:06 PM MST1:06 AM EST10:06 UAE07:061:06 ET12:06 AM CT4:06 - The Minnesota Timberwolves are sending forward Thaddeus Young to the Brooklyn Nets for Garnett. Analysis: Garnett spent his first 12 seasons in Minnesota. He guided the Timberwolves to the only eight playoff appearances in franchise history and won the MVP while leading them to the Western Conference finals in 2004. After winning a title in Boston, Garnett is nearing the end of a brilliant career and now could finish it in front of a crowd that continues to adore him.
Jan. 13 8:27 AM PT9:27 AM MT10:27 AM CT11:27 AM ET16:27 GMT0:27 9:27 AM MST11:27 AM EST20:27 UAE17:2711:27 ET10:27 AM CT14:27 - Garnett has been suspended one game by the NBA and Dwight Howard fined $15,000 for their altercation Monday in Houston's victory over Brooklyn. Analysis: The league said Tuesday that Garnett initiated the altercation and head-butted Howard. The league adds in its statement that Howard pushed Garnett in the neck area, agreeing with the referees that the Rockets center did not throw a punch.
Jan. 5 2:02 PM PT3:02 PM MT4:02 PM CT5:02 PM ET22:02 GMT6:02 3:02 PM MST5:02 PM EST2:02 UAE (+1)23:0217:02 ET4:02 PM CT20:02 - The Brooklyn Nets say Deron Williams and Kevin Garnett will sit out their game Monday night against Dallas. Analysis: The 38-year-old Garnett is resting on the second night of back-to-back games, as he has on other occasions this season.
Dec. 3 4:08 PM PT5:08 PM MT6:08 PM CT7:08 PM ET0:08 GMT8:08 5:08 PM MST7:08 PM EST4:08 UAE (+1)01:0819:08 ET6:08 PM CT22:08 - Garnett is not playing against San Antonio on Wednesday night, missing what could be his final matchup against fellow veteran Tim Duncan. Garnett decided to sit out after grabbing 13 rebounds in the Nets' 98-93 victory over the New York Knicks on Tuesday. The 38-year-old forward played 29 minutes, just over the 24-28 limit that coach Lionel Hollins prefers. Analysis: Asked how much input Garnett had in the decision not to play, Hollins says: ''All of it. It's his body.'' Garnett and Duncan, who is about a month older, have been two of the NBA's best power forwards since the 1990s, and both are in the final year of their contracts. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich praised the competitiveness of both and said he would miss seeing Garnett play.
Nov. 16 9:15 PM PT10:15 PM MT11:15 PM CT12:15 AM ET5:15 GMT13:15 10:15 PM MST12:15 AM EST9:15 UAE06:150:15 ET11:15 PM CT3:15 - Garnett had 12 points and 12 boards Saturday. Analysis: Give Garnett credit for bringing everything he has to the court for any remaining fantasy owners despite being the ripe old age of 38. He is truly an inspiration.
Nov. 2 9:17 PM PT10:17 PM MT11:17 PM CT12:17 AM ET5:17 GMT13:17 10:17 PM MST12:17 AM EST9:17 UAE06:170:17 ET11:17 PM CT3:17 - Garnett turned in a vintage performance in Saturday's 102-90 win at Detroit. Analysis: Garnett finished with 18 points and 14 rebounds in 35 minutes. The veteran forward doesn't appear to be done just yet.